Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feeling Yellow?

Today's Color Challenge (CC182) is to make a monochromatic card, using shades of *any* color. Sounds easy, right? Not so much...you have to decide which color!

So, I looked through my paper stash and found some flocked (fuzzy) yellow paper and matching vellum that I bought *years* ago, and decided I'd go with a monochromatic yellow card. The base is a 5 1/4" square (finished size) of yellow textured Bazzill cardstock, with the front edge scalloped using my corner punch. The layout is from this weekend's Sketch for You To Try from Jen del Muro's blog, I {heart} 2 Stamp, adapted to a square format.

I cut panels of the flocked cardstock and vellum, then matted them with Very Vanilla. Since it had a bit of an old-time/vintage feel, I decided on this little teapot from Mix-Up of Cuteness, and a comforting sentiment from the Unity August KOTM 'Remember Happiness'. Both are white embossed, the sentiment on a So Saffron panel, and the teapot on Very Vanilla, then colored in with a Blender Pen and Apricot Appeal ink. I punched a circle and a scalloped square from Very Vanilla, and a square from So Saffron, and assembled my card, adding white brads at the corners of the two background panels and white 'candy dots' on the sentiment panel. I used foam tape under the teapot and the scalloped square.

Thanks for stopping by! See you in the morning...my post is scheduled for 8am PST *wink*
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: So Saffron and Very Vanilla cardstock (SU!); textured yellow cardstock...not sure of the actual color, but it matches So Saffron! (Bazzill); Yellow Vine Flocked cardstock and vellum (K & Company)
Ink: Apricot Appeal (SU!); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Mix-up of Cuteness, August KOTM 'Remember Happiness' (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: foam tape (3M); brads (Making Memories); candy dots (Pebbles, Inc.)

3 comments:

Tiffany Johnson said...

This card is lovely! Great job with the sketch too! C U tomorrow :)

Chris aka Razzleberry said...

Very pretty, Michelle. Everything you do is top notch!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

This is wonderful!! I luv your color choices!